An Integrated and Secured Web Based Electronic Health Record

  IJRES-book-cover  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science (IJRES)          
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Volume-8 Issue-4
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Azeez Ajani Waheed, Kikelomo Okesola, Oluwaseyi Afe, Babafemi Samuel
DOI : 10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V8I4P104

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Azeez Ajani Waheed, Kikelomo Okesola, Oluwaseyi Afe, Babafemi Samuel, "An Integrated and Secured Web Based Electronic Health Record," International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 19-26, 2023. Crossref,

The unavailability of a central medical database to aid quick decision/policy making has warranted the need for an electronic health record system that is automated and more secure to improve medical information sharing across participating clinics in Nigeria. In other to achieve this, the researcher presented the increasing use of cloud services in the country as a viable option in deploying a web-based electronic health record (WBEHR) system using a subscriber identity module (SIM) card as a means of identifying the participating clinics through a web-based identification application programming interface on the WBEHR, and also the SIM card was pre-loaded with internet data and configured to access the WBEHR system only thus preventing abuse of internet usage by clinicians. The WBEHR was implemented in two private clinics in Sango Ota, Ogun State, for 30 days and subjected to a system usability scale (SUS) to determine its level of efficiency, effectiveness and satisfactoriness. Data was collated from 20 participants using a 5-point Likert standardized system usability scale (SUS) electronic questionnaire. A mean SUS score of 78.375 was derived, normalized into a percentile rank of 84 and grade B+ which implies that the system was generally acceptable by the users. With the implementation of this project, duplication of patient data will be eliminated, and the availability of a secured central database will encourage sharing of clinical data among the relevant stakeholders in the health sector, thus informing timely decision-making.

Electronic Health Record, System Usability Scale, Unique Patient Identifier, Web Based Application Programming Interface, WBEHR.

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